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Arianne is a mom of three boys and a baby girl. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, and sifts through the Legos and fluffy cloth diapers hoping to one day catch up on sleep. Her heart is healing and thriving from living life as a mom of kids with autism and...

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I too want to fall into his arms of love and get lost in the depth of it. I just read the story of your precious daughter. Thank you for being a living testimony of the faithful, never-ending love of God. Blessings!

  2. Thank you Adrianne for being willing to share such personal and private struggles. I can’t tell you how much reading these always helps me to know my spiritual aches and pains are experienced by others too. I pray for your continued strength in dealing with the loss of your beautiful girl.

  3. That’s exactly it. Standing at the edge of two different chasms, wondering which to fall into, which promises to believe, living many years without a God encounter. I keep trying to fall into Jesus, and the other chasm keeps trying to steal me away with its lies about freedom and independence and lack of suffering. But they are lies and that chasm leads to hell.

  4. Thank you Adrianne. Thank you for being the voice of God to me this day. His arms are waiting, patiently planning that moment when we each may run straight into them for an eternity. Thank you for sharing Mabel with us and for allowing us to know her…just a little bit. Thank you for baring your soul helping me to see that I am not alone in my own. Thank you.

  5. Arianne, that was beautiful. I could so relate. I know this loss. I know about the dark stealing me too. Then I have an encounter and I just want to stay there in His presence.
    Be Blessed~

  6. The story of your daughter is beautiful. You have an amazing gift of writing, thank you for honoring our Lord by sharing it with the rest of us. It is so encouraging.

  7. Do you ever feel that you write what you know, and it barely touches the longing in you, even though you’re trying to answer it…?
    I’m here, waiting my own, pushing it off, half-inviting it, trying not to be afraid. He knows.

  8. Just reading these words brings the shadow of His Glory into my laptop.
    I believe you are echoing the Psalmist who said, “Better is one day in Your house than thousands elsewhere.” Because to be in God’s house is to be in His presence. To live there is heaven. Literally.
    I love life today, for it is a gift. But a future like that? It overwhelms.

  9. Yes…there is no greater rest, no greater satisfaction, no greater longing that can be fulfilled but in His presence. Indeed, “better is one day in His house than thousands elsewhere.” I need to remember this when I am tempted to jump into shallow waters…
    beautiful post.

  10. Beautiful post. I, too, can relate to being a life-long Christian but someone missing those precious encounters with Him. Thank you for the reminder to put Him first.

  11. My faith was a comfort to me in my loss. Because I knew that it meant I was only saying goodbye for a little while. Yes, part of me aches from time to time. I’ve never got the time heals thing, my son has been gone 15 years and there are still days where the pain is sharp. Other days when I examine things it seems surreal and like another person’s lifetime. Then I realize it is ANOTHER person’s lifetime because the loss profoundly changed who I was. I’m different. Not the same.